IP Toolbox

Customize, create or add to your existing intellectual property (IP) kit with these handy tools, resources and wide-ranging informational material.


IP Basics

Learn about the different IP rights that can turn an idea into a successful business by setting you apart from the competition.

IP roadmaps

Fact sheets

Intellectual property in Canada
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Industrial designs
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Trade secrets
View as PDF (PDF: 593 KB; 1 page)
View as PDF (PDF: 593 KB; 1 page)
Cleantech and intellectual property
View as PDF (PDF: 631 KB; 1 page)
Plant breeders' rights
View as PDF (PDF: 1.03 MB; 2 page)

Businesses increasingly operate in a global marketplace, selling their products and services or licensing and franchising their IP rights beyond their national borders.

Fact sheet

Doing business abroad
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United States
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European Union
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Tools and resources that can help you better understand the intellectual property.

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